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Department of Social Sciences

PD Dr. Christoph Kaletka


Social Research Centre Dortmund (sfs)

Evinger Platz 17, Room 84


Tel.: +49 231 755 90287

Fax: +49 231 755 90205


Deputy Director of the Social Research Centre Dortmund
Research area Innovation and education in the digital society

Focus of work
Social innovation
Digital participation and new learning spaces

  • 2022: Habilitation at the TU Dortmund University, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences. Venia Legendi for Sociology of Innovation and Participation. Title: "Social Innovation - New Practices for an Inclusive Society"
  • Since 2021: Deputy Director, sfs
  • Since 2012: Member of the management board
  • 2009–2012: Coordinator of the research area "Arbeit und Bildung in Europa"
  • 2003 until today: Research Associate and Project Manager, sfs
  • March 2003: Doctorate (Dr. phil), Department of Communication, University of Münster; Dissertation on "Die Zukunft politischer Internetforen" [The future of political forums online]
  • 2002–2005: Research Associate and Lecturer, Chair for Public Relations, Department of Communication, University of Münster
  • 1997–2002: Freelance journalist, WAZ media group

The European Social Innovation Alliance (ESIA), ESF Plus

Society in Innovation and Science through Co-Design (SISCODE), Horizon 2020

Skalierung von PIKSL Laboren für Digitale Teilhabe (PIKSL SKALA)

Social Innovation Community (SIC), Horizon 2020

Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change (SI-DRIVE), 7th European Framework Programme

Kommunale Labore Sozialer Innovation (KoSI-LAB), BMBF

Boosting the Impact of Social Innovation in Europe through Economic Underpinnings (SIMPACT), 7th European Framework Programme

Selbstbestimmte Kommunikation durch inclusive Makerspaces (SELFMADE), BMBF